CONTROLTEK at NRF: New AM System with Nine-Foot Detection Range

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (June 5, 2019)CONTROLTEK, an emerging leader in retail asset protection, will be attending the 2019 NRF Protect conference next week in Anaheim, Calif. They will be showcasing the latest in EAS and RFID solutions, including new product offerings, at an interactive exhibit located at booth 531.

The newest addition to CONTROLTEK’s line of EAS systems is the SAM9, an AM system with a wider detection of nine feet. Like their other AM systems, the SAM9 is equipped with a built-in AM jamming detector and can be connected to surveillance video or other LP systems. The system will be available for demonstration at CONTROLTEK’s booth.

“The wider detection range of the SAM9 makes it an excellent option for retailers whose stores have large entrances or open-floor concepts with no doors,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer at CONTROLTEK. “The nine-foot range covers more space without sacrificing its high pick rate. When adding new products to our lineup, we ensure they are flexible for any retail space while remaining highly efficient.”

“We look forward to connecting with associates and partners at NRF Protect,” said Steve Sell, vice president of global sales and marketing at CONTROLTEK. “Whether you are looking for EAS or RFID solution ideas to help tackle common shrink and visibility challenges or want to collaborate to address an emerging problem, our team is eager to listen and help. Our set of tools showcased in Anaheim provide a holistic approach to higher retail performance.”

CONTROLTEK is a Gold-level sponsor of NRF Protect. Visit CONTROLTEK at booth 531 during the conference to learn more about the latest in EAS and RFID retail solutions.

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About CONTROLTEK
Since 1976 CONTROLTEK has been a global leader in tamper-evident security packaging, helping banks, armored couriers and retailers transport cash safely and securely.  The company’s expanding line of inventory protection and visibility solutions also helps retailers protect their merchandise better and run their operations more efficiently.  As a second-generation family owned business, with a history of stable growth and a reputation for strong customer focus, CONTROLTEK continues to deliver on its mission every single day: to provide solutions that protect and to always deliver on our promises.

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Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

Tom Meehan’s Debut Book “Evolution of Retail Asset Protection” Available on June 11

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (May 30, 2019)Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK, published his first book, Evolution of Retail Asset Protection, available on June 11. In his debut, Meehan takes the reader through the ways traditional loss prevention and asset protection responded to shifting retail environments and how technology and innovation are changing everything.

Evolution of Retail Asset Protection is an excellent resource for any retail LP/AP level reader,” said Read Hayes, research scientist at the University of Florida and director of the Loss Prevention Research Council, “and a must-read for our research team.”

“It’s an exciting time for Tom and for us at CONTROLTEK,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer at CONTROLTEK. “Tom’s book captures his extensive knowledge, experience, forward-thinking insights and genuine desire to help his peers understand and stay ahead in asset protection.”

“I want to encourage people to approach things with an open mind, to think bigger,” said Meehan, “Remember, people are still the most amazing innovation our planet has yet developed.”

Evolution of Retail Asset Protection is currently available for pre-order as an e-book on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. Physical copies will be available for purchase on June 11.

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About CONTROLTEK
Since 1976 CONTROLTEK has been a global leader in tamper-evident security packaging, helping banks, armored couriers and retailers transport cash safely and securely.  The company’s expanding line of inventory protection and visibility solutions also helps retailers protect their merchandise better and run their operations more efficiently.  As a second-generation family owned business, with a history of stable growth and a reputation for strong customer focus, CONTROLTEK continues to deliver on its mission every single day: to provide solutions that protect and to always deliver on our promises.

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Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

Balbir Tulshi Joins CONTROLTEK as Vice President of Finance

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (May 30, 2019)CONTROLTEK, a global leader in retail product protection, is proud to welcome Balbir Tulshi as new vice president of finance. He brings over two decades of experience in the finance industry to CONTROLTEK.

“After an extensive search, I am thrilled to have Balbir join our seasoned team of executives,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer at CONTROLTEK. “I am confident that his long record of building and managing financial operations and proven leadership will play a key role in our company’s overall strategy.”

“CONTROLTEK’s vision of client- and people-focused values are what drew me to this opportunity,” said Tulshi. “I look forward to sharing my experience to continue building a solid finance team and to be a partner in driving corporate strategy and improving operations.”

Tulshi has over 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, and risk and treasury management. Prior to joining CONTROLTEK, he served as the financial controller at GAL Manufacturing, the world’s leading provider of nonproprietary elevator equipment. Tulshi is a certified CPA and CGMA and a member of the AICPA and the New Jersey Society of CPAs.

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About CONTROLTEK
Since 1976 CONTROLTEK has been a global leader in tamper-evident security packaging, helping banks, armored couriers and retailers transport cash safely and securely.  The company’s expanding line of inventory protection and visibility solutions also helps retailers protect their merchandise better and run their operations more efficiently.  As a second-generation family owned business, with a history of stable growth and a reputation for strong customer focus, CONTROLTEK continues to deliver on its mission every single day: to provide solutions that protect and to always deliver on our promises.

Media Contact
Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

CONTROLTEK Joins the LPF as Bachelor Level Partner

Mathews, N.C. (May 22, 2019) – The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) announced its newest bachelor level partner, CONTROLTEK. The Bachelor level partnership secures numerous certification course scholarships for CONTROLTEK to distribute to industry professionals.

“We are so pleased and honored to announce our new partnership with CONTROLTEK,” said Terry Sullivan, LPC, President of The Loss Prevention Foundation. “By partnering with the LPF, they are demonstrating their commitment to continuing education within the loss prevention and asset protection industry. Our partners are vital to the continuation of our LPQualified (LPQ) and LPCertified (LPC) certification initiatives.”

CONTROLTEK, whose mission is to provide solutions that protect and to always deliver on their promises, is a second-generation, family-owned business that was started in 1976 and now has a presence on three continents. Headquartered in Bridgewater, N.J., CONTROLTEK is an emerging leader in retail loss prevention and strives to help customers solve their business problems in new, efficient and secure ways.

“When thinking of the many factors that make up the retail loss prevention industry, the Loss Prevention Foundation always comes to mind because of the educational and philosophical impact they make on a regular basis,” said Steve Sell, global vice president of sales and marketing at CONTROLTEK. “Terry Sullivan has a creative and engaging way of leading the effort and we are honored to partner with the LPF.”

CONTROLTEK at RILA: Dark Web Session and Live Demonstration of ApparelGuard

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (May 2, 2019)CONTROLTEK, an emerging leader in retail product protection, will be attending the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s 2019 Retail Asset Protection Conference from May 5 to 8 in Denver, Colo. They will be showcasing the latest in EAS and RFID solutions at an interactive exhibit located at booth 606.

Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer of CONTROLTEK, will be speaking about the basics of the dark web and how to use it as a tool to conduct investigations on Tuesday, May 7 at 1:15 p.m. Meehan will be presenting at a concurrent session with Abraham Gonzalez, CFI, LPC, central asset protection manager of fraud mitigation and e-commerce investigations at Bloomingdale’s.

“Tom is an expert in all things tech and retail asset protection,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer of CONTROLTEK. “He has combined this expertise with his years of experience in conducting investigations to teach loss prevention professionals how to use today’s technology to fight against the classic problem of retail shrinkage.”

In addition to displays of their retail solutions in use, CONTROLTEK will offer a live demonstration of the ApparelGuard, a device used to detect magnets shoplifters bring in stores to remove EAS tags. Made by their partner, Alert Systems, this technology is nominated as a finalist for the RTech Asset Protection Innovation Awards. The finalist showcase will take place on Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m., allowing conference attendees to vote for the Retailers’ Choice Award, and the winners selected by the judges will be announced on Tuesday, May 7 at 3 p.m.

“Our strong partnership with Alert Systems is one of the reasons we are able to offer our customers a wide variety of retail asset protection solutions,” said Steve Sell, vice president of global sales and marketing at CONTROLTEK. “Whether you are looking to protect your fitting rooms or deter theft entirely, the ApparelGuard is just one of many solutions we offer.”

Visit CONTROLTEK at booth 606 during the conference to learn more about the latest in EAS and RFID retail solutions.

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About CONTROLTEK
Since 1976 CONTROLTEK has been a global leader in tamper-evident security packaging, helping banks, armored couriers and retailers transport cash safely and securely.  The company’s expanding line of inventory protection and visibility solutions also helps retailers protect their merchandise better and run their operations more efficiently.  As a second-generation family owned business, with a history of stable growth and a reputation for strong customer focus, CONTROLTEK continues to deliver on its mission every single day: to provide solutions that protect and to always deliver on our promises.

Media Contact
Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

CONTROLTEK Offers New Concealed EAS System

Bridgewater, N.J. (April 25, 2019)CONTROLTEK, an emerging leader in retail loss prevention, now offers a new AM EAS system, in addition to their floor and door systems. The SAM-I is an “invisible” system installed inside the door frame, which makes this system completely hidden from view and complies with possible restrictions for a retail space.

“The SAM-I system is our solution for retailers who cannot install standard EAS floor antennae,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer at CONTROLTEK. “This loop system is made to be hidden underneath the floor, so as not to interfere with regulations for the retail space.”

“With the launch of our loop system, we can now proudly say we offer an AM system for every retailer,” said Steve Sell, vice president of global sales and marketing at CONTROLTEK. “Our customers can choose an AM system based on their aesthetic and installation needs.”

The SAM-I was originally released as a soft launch for select customers, and it is now fully available for purchase. More information about SAM-I, along with photos and product sheet, can be obtained on the company’s website.

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About CONTROLTEK
Since 1976 CONTROLTEK has been a global leader in tamper-evident security packaging, helping banks, armored couriers and retailers transport cash safely and securely.  The company’s expanding line of inventory protection and visibility solutions also helps retailers protect their merchandise better and run their operations more efficiently.  As a second-generation family owned business, with a history of stable growth and a reputation for strong customer focus, CONTROLTEK continues to deliver on its mission every single day: to provide solutions that protect and to always deliver on our promises.

Media Contact
Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

CONTROLTEK Offers New Low-Profile AM EAS System

Bridgewater, N.J. (April 3, 2019) – CONTROLTEK, an emerging leader in retail asset protection, launched a door frame-mounted AM EAS system named SAM-D, offering a lower profile option for retailers.

“The SAM-D system is a great choice for retailers who want the power of a high-end AM system with a more inconspicuous aesthetic for their space,” said Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer at CONTROLTEK. “Because of its smaller size, this door system increases available floor space, compared to a typical AM pedestal system.”

“Expanding our solutions offerings to include more AM system options is the natural progression of our growth,” said Steve Sell, vice president of global sales and marketing at CONTROLTEK. “Whether it’s AM, RF or RFID, CONTROLTEK has proven high-performing systems that can be deployed rapidly on almost any scale.”

More information about SAM-D, along with photos and spec sheet, can be obtained on the company’s website.

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About CONTROLTEK
Since 1976 CONTROLTEK has been a global leader in tamper-evident security packaging, helping banks, armored couriers and retailers transport cash safely and securely.  The company’s expanding line of inventory protection and visibility solutions also helps retailers protect their merchandise better and run their operations more efficiently.  As a second-generation family owned business, with a history of stable growth and a reputation for strong customer focus, CONTROLTEK continues to deliver on its mission every single day: to provide solutions that protect and to always deliver on our promises.

Media Contact
Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

CONTROLTEK’s Stefanie Hoover Joins Retail Asset Protection Council of ASIS International

Bridgewater, N.J. (March 13, 2019)Stefanie Hoover, CFI, strategic account executive at CONTROLTEK, is the newest member of the Retail Asset Protection Council of ASIS International, the preeminent international organization for security professionals. In her role as a council member, she will use her industry expertise to help develop educational programs and materials that address broad security concerns, including the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits.

“The addition of Stefanie Hoover to the council comes at an exciting time in the evolution of ASIS and the Retail Asset Protection Council,” said Jeff Levitt, chairman of the Retail Asset Protection Council. “Her expertise in multiple roles within the retail community make her a perfect addition to the council.”

“I look forward to contributing my 20 years of experience in retail asset protection to ASIS and its members,” said Hoover. “ASIS is one of the largest security associations, and I hope to support the organization as they spur continued growth in membership in the retail sector.”

In her role as a council member, Hoover will shortly become a member of one of four committees: Membership, Diversity, Learning & Strategy and External Council Liaison.

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About CONTROLTEK
Since 1976 CONTROLTEK has been a global leader in tamper-evident security packaging, helping banks, armored couriers and retailers transport cash safely and securely.  The company’s expanding line of inventory protection and visibility solutions also helps retailers protect their merchandise better and run their operations more efficiently.  As a second-generation family owned business, with a history of stable growth and a reputation for strong customer focus, CONTROLTEK continues to deliver on its mission every single day: to provide solutions that protect and to always deliver on our promises.

Media Contact
Nathalie Schrans
Content and Social Media Manager
(908) 603-2704
Nathalie.Schrans@controltekusa.com

Tim Hickey Joins CONTROLTEK as Senior Manager of Strategic Accounts and Asset Tracking Solutions

Bridgewater, N.J., (January 24, 2019)CONTROLTEK, an emerging leader in retail product protection, is proud to announce and welcome Tim Hickey as senior manager of strategic accounts and asset tracking solutions. Tim brings over 25 years in sales and retail technology, with a focus in asset protection, to the CONTROLTEK team.

“I couldn’t be happier that Tim has joined our exemplary team,” said Steve Sell, CONTROLTEK’s vice president of global sales and marketing.  “His extensive experience and proven track record in asset protection will be invaluable as we continue to evolve our asset protection and tracking solution offerings and help retailers take control of their inventory management.”

“CONTROLTEK’s strong vision and implementation of forward-thinking technologies is what drew me to this opportunity,” said Hickey. “I’m excited to contribute my knowledge and specialization in asset protection to our current partnerships, helping retailers protect their merchandise better and improving their operations.”

Prior to joining CONTROLTEK, Hickey served as director of business development of the Asset Tracking Division at LP Innovations and has held various sales positions at BlueTracs, Verint, and TYCO.  Hickey holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Stonehill College.

‘CONTROLTEK FlatGuard™ Offender Report’ Released by the Loss Prevention Research Council

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., (November 6, 2018) – Leading retail researcher and industry organization, the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), has conducted new study on the first EAS tag made specifically for small leather goods, the FlatGuard, made by emerging retail product protection leader, CONTROLTEK.

The study consisted of exposing ten known offenders to the FlatGuard technology and taking them through LPRC’s “See-Get-Fear” interview protocol.  “Offender reactions to the FlatGuard seemed to support a story of overall deterrence,” the report states.  “They rated the tag highly as a deterrent, and indicated by and large that the tag would result in them abandoning their plan to steal the protected product.”

The report also notes several humorous parts of the study, like the one when “the offender interviewed was mid-sentence exuberantly denouncing the tag’s deterrent value as he pulled it off, at which time his plan to turn the on/off switch to ‘off’ failed, and his confidence quickly turned to panic as he dropped the wallet and took several steps backward.”

The research report found that 100 percent of offenders studied in the LPRC Lab identified the FlatGuard tag as a deterrent. Additionally, “100 percent of offenders also understood the mechanism of the tag, correctly guessing that the tag had a built in alarm that would sound if removed and would set off the EAS pedestals.”

FlatGuard is a very thin EAS tag that easily fits inside wallets, purses and other similar merchandise, protecting them from loss prevention without puncturing the leather like traditional tags. Since it is so slim, it does not detract from the shopping experience, and can easily slide into a wallet almost like a credit card. FlatGuard has an EAS ferrite and an anti-tamper 95-decibel alarm to alert retailers if a shoplifter attempts to remove the tag.

“FlatGuard makes it easier to protect small leather goods, and retailers are affirming this with their positive response to this specialized product,” said Tom Meehan, CONTROLTEK’s Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. “The LPRC study makes it absolutely clear that this tag is a deterrent to thieves, who rated it a much better deterrent than a typical LP situation. It has delivered an effective solution for the challenges of small retail items that can otherwise be easily removed and hidden for theft.”

For more information and to download a copy of the report, click this link.